LEAF Scholarship Application Deadline is April 15

LEAF Supports Future of California’s Green Industry

LEAF Scholarship Selection Chair Marianne Estournes re-unites with LEAF scholarship recipient Hallie Schmidt during CLCA's 2019 Annual Convention. Hallie is now the owner and chief designer of Tierra Madre.

LEAF Scholarship Selection Chair Marianne Estournes re-unites with LEAF scholarship recipient Hallie Schmidt during CLCA’s 2019 Annual Convention. Hallie is now the owner and chief designer of Tierra Madre.

Since 1972, the California Landscape Contractors Association Auxiliary has offered scholarships to college and university students majoring in landscape related programs. In 1988, the Landscape Educational Advancement Foundation (LEAF) was formed to carry on the tradition of awarding financial aid to deserving students. MORE >>.

In 2020, nine Green Industry students received a total of $38,100 in LEAF Scholarships. “I admire their passion and focus and believe that these young people will be leaders in our industry,” said Marianne Estournes, LEAF Scholarship Selection Committee Chair. READ >>

2021 Scholarships

LEAF is no longer accepting applications for its 2021 scholarships.

Supporting LEAF

Education is the key to your industry’s future! Through LEAF you can help foster this growth. Send your tax-deductible donation to invest in a dream by providing for your future as well as theirs! Contact Sandra Giarde at CLCA, (916) 830-2780.

Or, mail donations to:
California Landscape Contractors Association
ATTN: LEAF Scholarships
1491 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815

Contributions allow scholarships to grow and help give students the assistance needed to achieve their educational goals. View the current fund report. You can also contribute to LEAF via your will through the LEAF Legacy program.

LEAF Trustees

Chair

Mary Cohen
The Celtis Group
(408) 981-2955

Treasurer

Wendy Emeterio
Specialized Landscape Management
(805) 520-7590

Secretary

Ellin Chariton
Auxiliary Life Member
(714) 504-0955

Scholarship Selection Chair

Marianne Estournes
Gardenworks, Inc.
(707) 591-4320

CLCA Representative

Lebo Newman
Signature Landscapes
(775) 857-4333

CLCA Representative

Jon Singley
Blue Spruce Landscape
(408) 559-8800

Associate Member Representative

Chris McNairy
Hunter Industries
(707) 933-0488